Can long term use of Adderall cause depression?

Yes, a long-term abuse of Adderall can give you many side effects related to the brain like depression, panic attacks and may lead to confusion in some cases. When any drug is taken in excess it will surely exhibit side effects and causes dependence and addiction to it. Adderall is basically used for having the property to increase the individual’s focusing ability especially when one is going through a heavy load of work, so it is mainly used by the college students.

How Adderall works which cause depression after a long term or regular miss use:

Adderall is mainly available online as a prescription drug, known to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. Adderall is a widely marketed drug; it is the combination of amphetamine and the dextroamphetamine, which are specifically central nervous system stimulants. When we take a dose of Adderall, it helps to increase a person`s ability to focus more, the ability to pay attention increases and also aid in controlling behavior. When the drug is taken in too much excess and it becomes rather addictive subsequently affecting the mental health of the person. Adderall directly works on the brain and especially when the brain is stressed to work too much, the drug makes the blood circulation in the brain to increase and causes a chemical imbalance in the brain after some specific time span.

Followings are the cases where the depression is caused by long term use of Adderall

  • Many cases of Adderall abuse is seen in the college students of the America, according to a report 20-30 percent of college youth is abusing the drug Adderall, students mainly use it in their exams times to score well because the Adderall dose help them to focus more and they are able to learn the things faster.
  • There are some toxic symptoms from taking the overdosing Adderall which can also come after taking some low doses. The initial signs of overdose can include feelings of tremor, restlessness, hallucinations, confusion and may also to severe panic states to the abuser. After the central stimulation, the person who abuses
    Adderall will face depression, fatigue and in some cases, it has disturbed the gastrointestinal and cardiovascular system. According to the report by NIH which states that person who feels the addiction symptoms of side effects should contact a good medical professional as soon as possible for the required necessary medical help.
  • Adderall is also used by the employees in different parts of the world when they need to work a lot and requires better attention span, so Adderall helps them with that and they abuse it and get habitual to it.
  • According to a monthly report of U.S, it has been seen that some of the truck drivers also take the regular doses of Adderall to drive for a longer time when they need to deliver the goods fast or when they feel sleepy while driving trucks.